Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: Cape Town’s beautiful backyard

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Nestled on the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden has a lot to boast about. For starters, with Table Mountain as its backdrop and incorporating spectacular views of the mountains it is arguably one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. It is also the only botanical gardens in […]

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The Pondo Hopper Wild Coast Hike

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Try to picture a Wild Coast hike and you’ll inevitably conjure up images of half-trodden cattle trails that meander through rural landscapes, precipitous coastlines and undulating hills. These are the scenes that have become synonymous with this incredible region, and they are what hundreds of adventures-seekers from around the world come to find year in […]

Hike the Siyaya Trail in the Umlalazi Nature Reserve

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The Umlalazi Nature Reserve in Mtunzini is a pristine stretch of coastline known for its rich biodiversity, history and natural beauty. It’s situated at the mouth of the Mlalazi River which bends its way through the reserve and creates a beautiful centrepiece for this stunning region. The thickly vegetated dunes, mangrove forests, and Raffia palms make […]

Bevan surveying one of the many incredible views from the Phuzamoya Trail.

3 Self-guided hikes in the Ithala Game Reserve

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Ithala Game Reserve is one of the only big-game national parks that allows visitors the unique opportunity to do self-guided hiking trails. This was something we took full advantage of during our Ultimate South African Road Trip, and something you should too. Highlights Visit a national park where the focus is as much on the […]

The famous switchbacks that indicate the final stretch of the pass.

Summiting Sani Pass in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg

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The famous Sani Pass that links South Africa with Lesotho is one of the few vehicle access routes onto the great uKhahlamba escarpment. The spectacular “Barrier of Spears” has always proved to be a challenge to negotiate. Despite recent improvements in the road condition, Sani Pass still remains one of the region’s most arduous and […]

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Walking with elephants in the Knysna forest

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The Knysna Forest is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream location and offers some of the best hiking and birding opportunities in the region. It is also a place of deep mystery and intrigue as ancient trees shroud and protect one of South Africa’s most elusive creatures… (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) Knysna Forest highlights […]

Bevan crossing the uMkhuze river into the Fig Forest

Mkhuze Game Reserve: Hike a 900-year-old Fig forest

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When last did you come across a living organism that is over 900-years old? We were amazed to discover that Africa’s last ancient, indigenous fig forest can be found in Mkhuze Game Reserve right on Durban’s doorstep. Highlights Discover a wild Sycamore Fig forest that is over 900-years old. Explore Big 5 territory on foot. […]

Tugela falls at the top of the amphitheatre

The Sentinel Peak (chain ladders) hike [Guide]

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The Sentinel Peak is one of the icons of the northern section of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg. Standing at 3166 m, it stands guard at the western end of the famous Amphitheatre. It is also home to the Tugela Falls, the second-highest waterfall in the world! Bonus: We’ve created a hiking checklist specifically for the Sentinel Peak […]

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Exploring the red mountains of the Golden Gate National Park

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The Golden Gate National Park is home to some of the most incredible mountain and rock formations in the famous Drakensberg Mountain Range. This escarpment forms the dramatic border between the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho and the KwaZulu-Natal and Free State provinces of South Africa. (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) Bonus: We’ve created […]

Bevan on walking safari in the Kruger National Parl

How to make the most of your time in the Kruger National Park

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‘How to make the most of your time in the Kruger National Park’ is sponsored by the great people at Africa Odyssey, who offer tailor-made safari and beach holidays to Africa. The Kruger National Park bridges the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces in north-eastern South Africa. Being the country’s largest unbroken wilderness area, this game reserve […]

Bevan at Lala Nek

Sun, snorkeling and sand roads in northern KwaZulu-Natal

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Bevan and I have just been fortunate enough to have spent some time in the Coastal Forest section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This area of the park includes the stretch of northern KwaZulu-Natal coastline between Sodwana Bay and Kosi Bay near the Mozambique border. This is a remote section of coastline, accessible for the most […]